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Joe Texan
11-11-2010, 11:34 PM
Bret says he will not return next year per espn bottom screen ribbon. This dude needs to be put down so the rest of the NFL can move on.

El Tejano
11-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Bret says he will not return next year per espn bottom screen ribbon. This dude needs to be put down so the rest of the NFL can move on.

I think he's trying to rally the troops.

Ranger Tom
11-12-2010, 09:37 AM
I think the soap opera might finally end if someone offered this man a job as a QB coach. He could stay with the game without worrying about his physical prowess.

Honoring Earl 34
11-12-2010, 09:56 AM
Brett went from a great player to the biggest punk ass drama queen that I've seen in sports . He has passed Carl Lewis and Mary Decker as a diva .

Double Barrel
11-12-2010, 11:12 AM
'eh, dude still has game in him. I can't hate on him for that, and it's not my team that's in the spotlight.

George Blanda was lucky that he didn't have the 24/7 news cycle/ESPN/NFLN when he was playing in his 40's.

eriadoc
11-12-2010, 11:40 AM
'eh, dude still has game in him. I can't hate on him for that, and it's not my team that's in the spotlight.

George Blanda was lucky that he didn't have the 24/7 news cycle/ESPN/NFLN when he was playing in his 40's.

Did Blanda ever retire/unretire/retire/unretire/retire/unretire and then use his retirement as leverage for more salary and perks and have coaches flying down to ride on his tractor? We don't know, because the media didn't do things the same way back then, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say probably not.

It's like the Lebron James thing. If he wants to change teams, good for him. No one outside CLE would really hate him or like him too much because of that decision. Do the whole diva act on national TV and all of a sudden people think he's an asshat. Like that wasn't predictable.

Double Barrel
11-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Did Blanda ever retire/unretire/retire/unretire/retire/unretire and then use his retirement as leverage for more salary and perks and have coaches flying down to ride on his tractor?

We don't know, because the media didn't do things the same way back then, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say probably not.

Who knows what he was thinking at the end of his career, though, because we didn't have reporters camping at his gate and rooting through his garbage.

I could honestly care less about Favre because it doesn't effect me. I enjoy watching him play ball, like his enthusiasm for the sport, and appreciate seeing a HoF player while we still have him. Life is short, so it's only a matter of time before he's gone from the NFL for good.

I guess I just don't understand the impatience with it, especially when my team has bigger issues that we are supposed to sit on as "good fans". But haters gotta' hate, I suppose.

eriadoc
11-12-2010, 12:12 PM
Who knows what he was thinking at the end of his career, though, because we didn't have reporters camping at his gate and rooting through his garbage.

I could honestly care less about Favre because it doesn't effect me. I enjoy watching him play ball, like his enthusiasm for the sport, and appreciate seeing a HoF player while we still have him. Life is short, so it's only a matter of time before he's gone from the NFL for good.

I guess I just don't understand the impatience with it, especially when my team has bigger issues that we are supposed to sit on as "good fans". But haters gotta' hate, I suppose.

For me, it all boils down to one simple thing: if I want to see or hear about Brett Favre on my TV, it needs to be on the field, playing football. All the extraneous drama is just garbage, and while the media is responsible for it, there are things Brett Favre could do to mitigate the problem. Instead, he thrives on the drama.

Drama. Queen.

Mr teX
11-12-2010, 12:33 PM
Between his gimpy ankle, busted up chin, jacked up elbow, & his impending suspension/divorce, I think he finally knows that noone's gonna put up with his garbage anymore & i truly believe him this time around. All this combined with the fact that the league is supposedly going to 18 games in the future has probably helped him see the writing on the wall that has been there for about 2 years, just written with disappearing ink.

Maybe he can Vinny Testaverde a few more seasons, but that's about it.

Double Barrel
11-12-2010, 12:38 PM
For me, it all boils down to one simple thing: if I want to see or hear about Brett Favre on my TV, it needs to be on the field, playing football. All the extraneous drama is just garbage, and while the media is responsible for it, there are things Brett Favre could do to mitigate the problem. Instead, he thrives on the drama.

Drama. Queen.

yeah, that's just the entertainment-driven media. Same reason why a 1-7 Cowboys team gets 10 times the publicity as teams with winning records right now. They have their ratings favorites and beat those dead horses into the ground. I understand where you're coming from, but again, it doesn't effect me because I simply avoid it...

Which is why I never watch live tv anymore, and my fast forward button on my DVR is probably going to get worn out. I just skip over the reports of stuff that I don't care about, so I skip the off-the-field drama stuff of most stories....unless it's Randy Moss, because that dude's bad attitude is entertaining, after all. ;)

mattieuk
11-13-2010, 02:44 PM
I think the soap opera might finally end if someone offered this man a job as a QB coach. He could stay with the game without worrying about his physical prowess.

You really believe that? All I see is him coaching until week 13, with his team on the bubble, his starting QB having some season ending injury during training/in the weight room/at dinner with Brett Favre, and BOOM....number 4 is coming back to save the day!

Texecutioner
11-13-2010, 04:31 PM
'eh, dude still has game in him. I can't hate on him for that, and it's not my team that's in the spotlight.

George Blanda was lucky that he didn't have the 24/7 news cycle/ESPN/NFLN when he was playing in his 40's.

It trips me out how so many people aim their venom at all the wrong places and have this hatred for Favre just because he wants to still make a living doing what he can still do better than half the guys around the league.

Joe Texan says he needs to be put down so the rest of the NFL can move on. Lol! As if Favre is holding people back. How about saying that ESPN needs to be put down as a network for shoving this Favre crap down our throats so the rest of the football news can move on. Favre doesn't make any of these teams do anything. They choose to follow him and allow him to take forever for his decisions. No one wants to get mad at the Vikings and Childress though. It's all Favre's fault. No one wants to blame the joke of a network in ESPN. It's all Favre's fault. They do the same thing with the coverage of Lebron as well. I don't ever watch ESPN unless I have to. I boycotted that station two years ago because it became such trash. I wish other people would do the same. We might get better reporting one day.

Texecutioner
11-13-2010, 04:37 PM
It's like the Lebron James thing. If he wants to change teams, good for him. No one outside CLE would really hate him or like him too much because of that decision. Do the whole diva act on national TV and all of a sudden people think he's an asshat. Like that wasn't predictable.

You're making a personal decision to follow these stories though. Why does it anger or frustrate you if you choose to follow this stuff and give ratings to networks and media outlets that saturate these stories to death. I don't follow any of the Favre and Lebron stuff hardly. Sure, I have to hear about it here and there, but for the most part it's pretty easily avoidable for me. If that's their angle they're discussing on something I change the station. I don't give ratings to talk radio stations and tv stations for this kind of stuff. I ignore it as much as I can. I follow these guys on the field and I choose to want to see them stick around mainly based off of their performance. Unless an athlete is constantly out there running their mouth on political stuff or other subjects and making themselves controversial on purpose, I don't blame them for what ESPN and other media outlets choose to do. The media outlets are the ones to blame. Not the athlete.

wagonhed
11-15-2010, 02:53 AM
hate to say it but i totally agree with Texecutioner here.

Joe Texan
11-15-2010, 03:41 AM
Bret is fully aware of the media circus he createsThere is no one that has created so much drama as to if he plays or does not play. Minnisota took a gamble and it paid off for a while but the Circus started and as soon as he gets hurt he starts it for next year. You cannot put his Drama on the Vikings or the Packers it is all Favre and he was well aware that ESPN would sensationalize his every move. I gurantee he would have one to the Bears if they would have had him. Just to strum the guitar of ESPNS drummers.

Carr Bombed
11-15-2010, 04:05 AM
Bret is fully aware of the media circus he createsThere is no one that has created so much drama as to if he plays or does not play. Minnisota took a gamble and it paid off for a while but the Circus started and as soon as he gets hurt he starts it for next year. You cannot put his Drama on the Vikings or the Packers it is all Favre and he was well aware that ESPN would sensationalize his every move. I gurantee he would have one to the Bears if they would have had him. Just to strum the guitar of ESPNS drummers.

Nope, ESPN is equally at fault here, if not more...they're the one's who are posting up tools on his front lawn every offseason, create a completely different scroll topic named "Farve" every offseason, and send Racheal Nichols down to Mississippi to film him airing it out to HS players every offseason.


Is Brett at fault, yes......is ESPN at fault also, if not even more at fault...

HELL YES, they're the ones that keep this crap going and subject us to this crap every year.

Double Barrel
11-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Hey, did you know that the "E" in ESPN stands for ENTERTAINMENT??

yeah, they have nothing to do with the circus that they create and perpetuate. :rolleyes:

gary
11-18-2010, 10:56 PM
Both of them share the blame period end of story.

drewmar74
11-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Both of them share the blame period end of story.

Dang, Gary - didn't expect to see you sporting the soap.

And look at you with 13k posts.

powerfuldragon
11-22-2010, 03:10 PM
plain and simple, brett favre is a troll. threads like these feed trolls. if nobody talked about him, we wouldn't hear about him so much. shouldn't be hard to understand.

Hervoyel
11-22-2010, 03:21 PM
I expect Brett to retire before the end of the season now. He didn't go to camp with them and endure the long summer days or preseason games because that wasn't fun. Now that there's no postseason or Super Bowl to look forward to he'll find some reason to have to call it a year and go home.

axman40
11-22-2010, 03:25 PM
Brett went from a great player to the biggest punk ass drama queen that I've seen in sports . He has passed Carl Lewis and Mary Decker as a diva .
Brett needs a snickers?
:chef:

Double Barrel
11-22-2010, 06:19 PM
I expect Brett to retire before the end of the season now. He didn't go to camp with them and endure the long summer days or preseason games because that wasn't fun. Now that there's no postseason or Super Bowl to look forward to he'll find some reason to have to call it a year and go home.


300!!!

It's the magic number.

I've always liked Favre and have defended him quite a bit around these parts all through the on-going saga. But it's obvious at this point that he needs to hang up his cleats and ride off into the sunset. And unless he can punt, he's no George Blanda on the field.

Showtime100
12-10-2010, 06:13 PM
Favre's at 297 and as I type the word is he can't throw the football. Childress is gone, Favre has ADD in that he can't get enough. The Vikes have nothing to play for. This is probably the biggest threat to his streak yet.....and oh so close.

The question on my mind at this point is do the Vikings let Favre go out and hand the ball off for a three-and-out or even one play to keep him on track for 300? Personally I would be a little shocked if even Favre did this but I wouldn't put it past him.

Just to answer a future question, no, I don't like a start for stats and stats only.

Malloy
12-11-2010, 04:38 AM
Favre's at 297 and as I type the word is he can't throw the football. Childress is gone, Favre had ADD in that he ca't get enough. The Vikes have nothing to play for. This is probably the biggest threat to his streak yet.....and oh so close.

The question on my mind at this point is do the Vikings let Favre go out and hand the ball off for a three-and-out or even one play to keep him on track for 300? Personally I would be a little shocked if even Favre did this but I wouldn't put it past him.

Just to answer a future question, no, I don't like a start for stats and stats only.

Roster spot vs. getting the Vikings in the record book as the team that gave Favre the 300.

If I was Favre I would get stuck on IR, then retire. Honorable retirement.

CloakNNNdagger
12-11-2010, 08:07 AM
NFL: Ironman Brett Favre is questionable, but Minnesota Vikings are hopeful (http://www.mercurynews.com/sabercats/ci_16831211?nclick_check=1)

Brett Favre still hasn't been able to throw a proper pass in practice, and the Minnesota Vikings still haven't given up hope their quarterback will extend his NFL record for consecutive starts against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Favre did minimal work in practice Friday for the first time all week, making a few soft tosses to test out the sprained SC joint in his throwing shoulder. He is listed as questionable on the injury report and will be a game-time decision on whether he will make his 298th straight regular-season start.

Interim coach Leslie Frazier said Favre wanted to test out his throwing motion more than anything on Friday and that the 41-year-old will have to show the team he can make all the throws during a pregame workout Sunday to get clearance to play.

"We would have to see him make some of the throws he'd have to make in the game, and he understands that," Frazier said. "So, we'll take a look on Sunday morning and see."

Dutchrudder
12-11-2010, 06:02 PM
Hasn't he already made 300 starts if you include post-season games?

CloakNNNdagger
12-12-2010, 04:03 PM
By a reliable source.

Favre's streak could be over as QB tells people he likely can't go (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81cd460c/printable/favres-streak-could-be-over-as-qb-tells-people-he-likely-cant-go)
By Jason La Canfora NFL Network
NFL Network Insider
Published: Dec. 12, 2010 at 02:17 p.m. Updated: Dec. 12, 2010 at 03:41 p.m.


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has told teammates and associates that he doesn't believe he can play Monday night, and his NFL-record starts streak will end at 297 games, sources with knowledge of the situation said.

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"It does not look good," one source close to Favre said Sunday when asked about the feasibility of the quarterback playing in the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. The game was rescheduled to be played in Detroit because of the collapse of the Metrodome roof in Minneapolis.

Favre suffered a shoulder injury last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and hasn't been able to really throw the ball since. However, with Favre, there is also some skepticism, given how he has come back from injuries throughout his 20-year career and the sense that he enjoys the drama that comes with making an unexpected start.

The Vikings will evaluate Favre throughout the day and assess the situation up to kickoff. Backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is prepared to play; he played most of last Sunday's win and took the reps in practice this week with Favre ailing.

ChampionTexan
12-13-2010, 05:58 PM
Brett Favre is inactive for the Vikings’ Monday night game against the Giants, bringing to an end his NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts.

LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/13/brett-favre-inactive-nfl-record-streak-ends/)

mattieuk
12-13-2010, 06:33 PM
I kind of feel for him. He clearly wanted to hit 300, and its an impressive streak regardless.

Whatever happens, I think this season is going to be the end once and for all for Favre.




Edit: Urgh, used my 1500th post on kind of supporting Brett's ironman streakathon.

Double Barrel
12-14-2010, 12:59 PM
I don't understand why playoffs and Super Bowls are not included in the streak. His true number is 321 when you take into account all the playoff games in his career.

ChampionTexan
12-14-2010, 01:08 PM
I don't understand why playoffs and Super Bowls are not included in the streak. His true number is 321 when you take into account all the playoff games in his career.

It just seems to be the way things are done. Post season stats are excluded from the record books (or more correctly have separate records of their own) in most, if not all, sports.

For example, Jerry Rice's and Emmitt Smith's yardage records do not include playoff games, nor for that matter does Babe Ruth's 714 home runs, or Hank Aarons 755.

Perhaps the idea is that using only regular season stats levels the playing field. Consider guys like Ernie Banks (and to this point Andre Johnson) don't have a single playoff game on their resume.

Norg
12-14-2010, 01:57 PM
I bet brett COmes back next year has a backup for the Houston Texans

Hell hes still got to pay Da Bills :kitten:

Double Barrel
12-14-2010, 05:26 PM
It just seems to be the way things are done. Post season stats are excluded from the record books (or more correctly have separate records of their own) in most, if not all, sports.

For example, Jerry Rice's and Emmitt Smith's yardage records do not include playoff games, nor for that matter does Babe Ruth's 714 home runs, or Hank Aarons 755.

Perhaps the idea is that using only regular season stats levels the playing field. Consider guys like Ernie Banks (and to this point Andre Johnson) don't have a single playoff game on their resume.

yeah, I kinda' figured that was the case. My 'question' was more of a statement.

I don't care for the way they assess it, though, as statistics become somewhat meaningless when they go from 14 to 16 to 18 games.

A consecutive game streak should include the playoffs, IMO. Beyond the higher number, it's a record that is even more amazing considering the higher level of competition in the post-season.